- December 24, 2012
- Salem, Massachusetts
of John's Passing
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“Merry Christmas Johnny Angel! You are always in my heart! ❤
1 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne - Lynn, MA - Fiancé
“To my Johnny Angel,
On December 22, 2013, we had a memorial Mass for you at the Immaculate Conception Church. I can't believe it has been a year...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne Franco
“To my Johnny Angel on his favorite holiday. I miss you more and more each day! Love you always,
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne Franco - Lynn, MA
“Mark & Family,
My deepest sorrow for the loss of your brother, John, (alas) Rocky.
My memory of John is when he would come to my home for a hair cut...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Rennicks - salem, MA
“Dear Mary Lou, Debby, Mark and Jeanne,
We lived next door to Rocky in the Willows for 20 years. He was a colorful
character - a Beautiful...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Peter and Marilyn Fallon - Stuart, FL
“"His being here meant so much more;
Than his being gone could ever take away"
See you again... John.
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kathryn McKenna - Gloucester, MA
“Debby, Mark & Mary Lou,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother John. I have very
fond memories of him. He was quite a character, athlete,...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Andrea St. Pierre Marcaurelle - MA
“I'm still in shock, as we all are. John is already greatly missed and will always be. It's hard to believe he isn't here with us anymore but I know...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jenifer Day Clark - Miami, FL
“Dear Mark & Family,
My deepest condolances for the lost of your brother. I have many fond memerories of John. I believe the last time I had the...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Rennicks - Salem, MA
“Rocky, Rocky, Rocky..... so many memories and so many good times. I hope that you are with your friends and family that left this earth before you. ...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Gauthier McElmon - Boxford, MA
“John' s wonderful smile, love of the ocean and seeing him row his dinghy through Juniper Cove to go fishing for the big one will be sadly missed. ...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Susan St.Pierre - Salem, MA
“love to you all, Jeanne, Marylou ,Deb and Mark. So very sorry to learn of John. Know you are in my thoughts.
12 of 16 | Posted by: Lydia Nutting Sobocinski - NH
“Thank you all very much for the condolences on the passing of my brother John. I'm in a state of shock still and grieving, but I'm also thankful that...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Lou Lord - MA - Sister
“So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts are with you, Jeanne, Debby, and family. May he rest in peace.
14 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Raftery - Fort Myers, FL
“My deepest condolences are extended to the Lord family, to John's fiancé, and to all those who knew and loved John. He touched many lives in...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Gauthier Keene - Salem, MA
“I am deeply saddened by John's passing. He was one of the hardest-working hockey players I was privileged to coach, and in the top two for toughness....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Brendan Walsh - Salem, MA
Salem — Mr. John Paul "Rocky" Lord, 60, of Salem, Retired Fire Fighter with the Town of Marblehead Fire Department, died unexpectedly, December 24th, 2012 at his home.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Trainor) Lord. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School.
Following in his father's footsteps, Fire Fighter Lord, began his career as a firefighter for the Town of Marblehead in September of 1974 and served dedicatedly and diligently until he officially retired in August of 2000, giving over twenty-five years of service to the Town of Marblehead.
He had a true love of the ocean, having been an avid Tuna Fisherman and the captain of many sea vessels. He was a dedicated member of the I.A.F.F. Local #2043. Rocky had a great many friends on and off the fire department that he enjoyed spending his time with and who will deeply miss him. Rocky's passion for life was well evident by his victorious battle with cancer. An avid Boston Sports fan, Rocky, enjoyed rooting for the Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox.
Rocky is survived by his fiancé, Jeanne Franco of Lynn, his sisters, Deborah Sinclair and her husband Gordon of Salem and Mary Lou Lord of Beverly, his brother, Mark Lord and his wife Laurie of Salem, his nieces, Susana and Aimee Sinclair, Annabelle Lord-Patey, and Leeann Curran, his nephew, Matthew Sinclair, his Aunts, Roz Jaworski of Salem and June Trainor of Ct. and many loving cousins, friends and his beloved canine Companion "Cubby".
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Friday, Dec. 28th at 9:15 A.M. followed by his funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd, Salem at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday, Dec. 27th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Rocky's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the charity of one's choice. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com